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Wednesday, September 18, 2019  |  10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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Design in Pediatric Care Facilities

Julie Head
Project Manager
Hsiao-Lin Hu
Healthcare Designer
Annette Ridenour
President & Founder, Aesthetics Inc
Lynn Aguilera, MSNEd, RN, PMP
Director of Transition and Activation, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
Jill Sullivan
Vice President, Strategic Space Planning, Transition Strategy & General Service, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford


Integrated Art and Architecture Creates a Wellness Destination for Children

Beverly Hayden-Pugh, Julie Head, Hsiao-lin Hu, Annette Ridenour

With the premise of building a health destination for the children of Kern County California Valley Children’s Hospital hired SmithGroup and Aesthetics Inc. to design a pediatric clinic with a coordinated physical environment to mitigate children’s fear of going to the doctor. The resultant coordinated design is a uniquely branded pediatric healthcare facility activated and accented with physical features and art that express the ideals and integrity of the Owner’s organization.


What's in a Theme? Elevated Design Solutions for Pediatric Care Units

Whitney Hendrickson, Jodi Fernandez, Susan Frederick, Tiffany Sutton, Lizzy Peterson

Pediatric healthcare environments present a myriad of design considerations and creative opportunities far beyond those common in facilities intended for adult patients. Due to a diverse range of age groups, maturity levels, and developmental stages, pediatric care units must find harmony for a multitude of voices, including patients’ families and hospital staff who also require supportive and engaging environments. Using Children’s Health Pediatric Intensive Care Unit as a case study, this panel will outline how design and theming can comprehensively address the needs of patients’ families and their caregivers. Panelists will address the role of art and theming in the pediatric setting and associated challenges of working with a patient advisory council, sharing lessons learned along the way.


Art and Healing: An Evaluation of an Art Program in a Children's Hospital

Lynn Aguilera, Jill Sullivan, Antonia Dapena-Tretter

Art is an important component to the design of a healing environment in any hospital but art as an instrument for healing is even more crucial to consider when children are involved. This case study focuses on the evaluation of public artwork in the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford's new main building 18 months after opening. The presenters will share the evaluation results and discuss lessons learned from the planning design procurement cataloging and installation of the artwork. The presenters will also explain how art was used in staff training as a way finding tool and as a way to encourage engagement in the new building.

SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH